Marvel set to offer digital collectibles experience for superhero fans

A collection of Marvel comics.

Marvel has partnered with the VeVe Digital Collectibles app platform to let its fans buy official Marvel NFT digital collectibles and comic books.

Available on iOS and Android, the VeVe Digital Collectibles App brings fandom directly to fans wherever they are by offering a rich collecting experience. Through the VeVe Digital Collectibles App, fans can buy and collect a variety of Marvel NFTs; trade and hunt for rare NFT comic books and collectibles; and display their collection...

Weekly NFT roundup May 19-25: OneOf, Propy and Charlie Bit My Finger

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Investors plough $63 million into music NFT platform OneOf

Non-fungible token (NFT) platform OneOf has raised $63 million in a seed round from prominent tech and music industry veterans.

The platform was co-founded by tech entrepreneur Lin Dai, digital media executive Joshua James, and music industry veteran Adam Fell, in partnership with Quincy Jones and Quincy Jones Productions.

OneOf says it aims to break down economic barriers to entry in the NFT...

Weekly NFT roundup May 12-18: K-League, Fox and CoinBurp

K-League partnership and Coppa Italia gets NFT treatment

The K-League, the top professional football league in South Korea, has announced a partnership with NFT developer Blueberry NFT.

As reported by Ledger Insights, the partnership, alongside the Korean Professional Football Federation, will also include a collaboration down the line with regard to content creation.

Earlier this month, Crypto.com secured a partnership with Serie A, the foremost...

Weekly NFT roundup May 5-11: Music and wine industry updates – plus a meta definition

Another week, another roundup of NFT stories which would have sounded remarkable at the start of this year. Yet as The Block continues to document, many industries are getting on board with the concept, from real estate, to various consumer products.

Here are the highlights from the past seven days in chronological order:

Merriam-Webster offers the NFT of the definition of NFT

Dictionary guardian Merriam-Webster has, as of this morning (May 11), added NFT to...

Weekly NFT roundup April 28-May 4: Collectibles market shrinks as use cases continue to grow

Despite a recent lull in NFT prices and volume of sales, the technology's potential use cases are steadily increasing. This week saw NFTs being considered by eBay as well as promising signs for advanced real-world applications from IoTeX and a Cardano-based partnership.

eBay sees potential for NFTs on its platform

CEO Jamie Iannone has said the eCommerce giant is “exploring opportunities on how we can enable NFTs on eBay in an easy way.”

The announcement...

Do you really own your NFT? Understanding the tech – and the risks behind ownership

Opinion Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are on the rise. The blockchain powered digital collectibles have managed to get worldwide attention, despite a general lack of comprehension of how they actually work. A few months ago, NFTs were still specialist items. Now they are being auctioned at premier auction houses such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s, with some artwork being acquired for millions - notably Beeple’s $69 million collage. While the NFT market is currently booming, some risks and...

Weekly NFT roundup April 21-27: IBM, white label platforms, and real estate NFTs

The NFT industry saw a major partnership announced between IBM and IPwe this week. Meanwhile, the development of white-label NFT platforms looks to reduce start-up costs into the industry and foster increased NFT adoption.

IBM and IPwe partner on using NFTs for next generation of corporate patents

IPwe will be using the IBM blockchain as infrastructure for its new NFT patent system. The tokenisation of patents will help them to be more easily traded and commercialised...

Weekly NFT roundup April 14-20: real-world applications grow through postage and insurance

The last week saw practical real-world applications of NFTs grow with the certification of CaseMail's NFT postage technology, as well as the development of an insurance system for NFTs, solidifying their growing importance in the blockchain industry.

CaseMail’s NFT postage labels first to be certified by USPS

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has certified CaseMail’s NFT-based postal tracking and content verification technology.

CaseMail tokens can be...

Weekly NFT roundup April 7-13: Christie’s, Triller, and more

NFTs made headlines again this week as the market continues to grow rapidly. Beyond this week, future developments may include Playboy which will soon begin auctioning NFTs on Nifty, luxury fashion brands that are exploring ways to implement 3D clothing in their offerings, and even Tom Brady who is set to launch his very own NFT marketplace.

CryptoPunk NFT artwork expected to sell for millions at upcoming Christie’s auction

A selection of NFTs from the iconic...

Weekly NFT roundup March 30-April 6: mass industry adoption and environmental concerns

Continuing our new series, this week saw increased NFT adoption in a variety of industries, especially music and art, amidst growing concerns over the environmental impact of NFTs. You can take a look at last week's roundup here, or read all of The Block's NFT stories here.

India’s largest crypto exchange launches NFT marketplace

WazirX continues its successful start to 2021 with the launch of India’s first NFT marketplace. Last month the company’s in-house...